Rio 2 has gorgeous animation that’s a step up from the first movie Rio (2011) , great voice acting and catchy songs as well as decent comedy and i really enjoyed watching it online. But that won’t save it from its case of sequential thanks to the iffy messages that are essentially double standards, a villain that’s reduced to a joke (thankfully, he’s not the main antagonist again. I don’t even think the villain and heroes even meet each other face-to-face until the third act) and a more formulaic story compared to the original’s charm with more heavy handed eco-friendly messages than you can shake a stick at.
Rio 2 is not that bad and the full movie does have more effort put into it than Ice Age 5 but coming off the heels of the first film, Rio 2’s a bit of a disappointment. I genuinely feel sorry for Blue Sky because they’re so notorious for milking out Ice Age sequels that the other movies are overlooked even though they’re actually relatively decent and underrated films. Oh well, maybe one day they’ll get their own personal Into the Spider-Verse and we free download the movie from there.
Stars : Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement
I can write a whole five-page article of why this movie is terrible. However, the main problem this movie has, for well over half of it, is its focus... The movie has no idea what plot and/or characters the audience should focus on and care about, at all. It jumps around from subplot to subplot, and keeps adding unnecessary new characters left-and-right. Blue Sky should seriously consider themselves to stop making sequels. Let Dreamworks or perhaps Disney/Pixar do it instead.
User 2 Review:
When I first started watching this movie I was optimistic. Rio was a stunning success. the villain was solid and the animations were the bomb. I thought, for sure, Rio 2 the sing along version would be even better. I was ready with a plastic microphone next to me ready to jam out with these tropical creature. but I was very disappointed. The songs could not hold my attention. I'll be the first to admit, as a 15 year old guy, I don't have the best attention span. But I even had an easier time singing along to Barbie and the Nutcracker than this. Not satisfied.
User 3 Review:
Beautiful detailed 3D blu-ray musical animation makes up for the Rio-life-affected over-characterization of the bluebird characters, even though the disabled pirate-like parrot villain attack strategy seems a bit brief and interwoven with the logger's forest destruction, and also should have been extended another 20 minutes to make it a 2-hour animated film. I remember from my childhood years belly-laughing and seeing coconut bombs used as anti-pirate booby-traps in the cinema, the 1960 movie: The Swiss Family Robinson.